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Snyder appoints members to Disability Concerns Commission

April 14, 2011

Contact: Sara Wurfel
Office: 517-335-6397

LANSING, Mich. - Gov. Rick Snyder today announced appointments to the Commission on Disability Concerns.

The commission advocates on behalf of Michiganders with disabilities through information and technical assistance, disability rights training and spreading disability awareness.

Richard Carlson and Sara Grivetti are appointed.

"These individuals will serve as strong advocates for our citizens with disabilities," Snyder said.

Carlson, of Muskegon, has over 30 years of experience with Goodwill Inc. of West Michigan and has spent the last 19 years as president and CEO. He earned a bachelor's degree from Graceland University and a master's degree in social work from Western Michigan University. Carlson replaces Dana Parker.

Grivetti, of Midland, is the executive director of the Disability Network of Mid-Michigan. She is a founding member of the Great Lakes Business Leadership Network. Grivetti earned a bachelor's in business administration from Northwood University and a master's degree in rehabilitation counseling from Michigan State University. She replaces Brian Sheridan.

Appointees serve four-year terms expiring Nov. 30, 2014, and are subject to the advice and consent of the Senate.